June 14, 2011

the monkeybird

Noah announced last night that he will be calling me 'mom' from now on. Not mommy or mama, just mom. He said it just seemed time. Then he said, "Okay, mom?" and then we both laughed at how ridiculous it sounded. But, it's still what he's calling me.

Carter was so anxious for baseball camp (a three-day basics clinic put on by the high school coaches & baseball players). He suggested eggs would be the best breakfast to give him energy, and then he looked all brow-furrowed and in thought at the table. I figured he was nervous about his first day, but he said he was actually trying to decide if he should go to TGIFridays or Dynasty Buffet for his birthday, which is still a month away. And also he says buffet like 'buffette'.

Grayson (just 5 years old mind you) has a conversation with a girl he recognizes at the park.
Him: Hi, remember me? From the lakehouse?
Her: What lakehouse?
Him: You know, my dad's boss with the boat?
Her: Oh yeah!
They run off attached at the hip.When they had to part he wouldn't calm down until I texted her mom to be sure they would be at the park again, same time tomorrow. They have a date.

I couldn't seem to let go of Ivy at bedtime last night and put it off as long as I could, holding her in my arms and singing all the songs I remember my mom and dad singing to me when I was a little girl, one after the other. I couldn't get but a few words into each one before she was asking me to "sing the monkeybird again" (hush little baby don't say a word, mama's gonna buy you a mocking bird.)

18 comments:

  1. awwww so sweet! and oh my are you little one growing fast!!!!

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  2. your children are adorable & priceless. :)

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  3. this post was just the healing laughter I needed! I love my geese!

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  4. Oh my stars. Your children even bring ME joy! :) Love this so much Steph, I almost want to print it out and smack it on the fridge so I can read it every day and just smile inside and out ;)

    Hope you're well. I'm just over the train tracks if you want to hang out ;)

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  5. I sing to both my babies and everytime I do, I always hope that they remember and tell my grandbabies.

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  6. There is a DARLING little book with a non purchase oriented theme after Hush Little Baby...I'll dig it out and loan or link it! I LOVE that song. Thank you for reminding me to LOOOOVE these babies. I am Mommy Dearest today. and Yesterday. SIGH.

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  7. I was just thinking about how I don't call my dad "daddy," and how strange it would feel on my tongue to say that to him. I just might (for nostalgia sake) for father's day. :)

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  8. Oh, they are all too precious!

    Does that make you sad that he wants to call you mom? I'm not sure I'll be ready for that when the time comes. :)

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  9. Apparently Emma is quite the girl, because Luke won't stop talking about her either.

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  10. yes. these are my favorite posts because they are awesome to look back on and laugh at what kiddos said/did. you can't find these things in baby books that's for sure!

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  11. They grow up so fast. I too am clinging to Violet every night as she wiggles and squirms and am trying to make it through the songs I remember. The good news is that we did the same thing I am sure and we still remember all those songs. :)

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  12. Mom...oh, my. He sounds so grown up.

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  13. Your sweeties are so adorable, and you are such an awesome mom. Inspiring!

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  14. I just wanted to hold onto my little ones last night too. After a day of mostly being away from them to do some birthday shopping and go to the doctor I just wanted to hold them. Kinda forgot about how aggravated their daily bickering makes me and just wanted to love on them a bunch!

    I've been thinking of you often these past few days - after reading your post about what you can't write about right now. Just wanted you to know I understand and I've asked the same question... is it depression when you know why you are sad? I'm thankful for the rays of sunshine that break through the sadness though and often your posts are one of those rays. I hope you have an incredibly blessed day today.

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  15. Grayson sounds like a mover and a shaker already. You go, little man.

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  16. Love it. Typical day, right? Sometimes my kids call me "mommy" and I say, "Who is this mommy person you speak of?" We laugh at that one too.

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  17. "It just seemed time." My how quickly they grow up. :)

    Carter seems like a planner, a worrier of the future. He'll probably be a great support when you're old and grey (way off in the future!).

    Grayson cracks me up as always. Wait until he gets married on a playground. I think I was 5 my first time.

    And I too love the monkeybird song.

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  18. SO SWEET!

    Well, bittersweet really. Mom and monkeybird. They grow too fast, but what a joy to behold.

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